Monday, October 24, 2011

Thattai - Crispy Snack / Diwali Savory Snack / Step by Step Recipe

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Yesss…its  time  to celebrate  Diwali  with  lipsmacking  sweets  and  scrumptious  snacks…!
Yesterday, I prepared this crispy &  spicy snack Thattai..!
I learnt this recipe from my Aunt. Mrs. Meera. She is excellent in preparing homemade snacks. I tried the exact recipe, and it came awesome. My kids and family loved it…!
The secrecy of this tasty Thattai lies in frying them over medium flame to golden brown. The preparation method is little bit time consuming, but the taste is worth all the effort ..!
Here is the recipe of special savory snack Thattai…!!!!
Enjoyy..!
Ingredients:
  • Gram dal                                   - 2 tbsp
  • Toor dal                                    - 2 tbsp
  • Moong dal                                - 2 tbsp
  • Fried gram                                -  ¾ cup
  • Rice                                          - 1 cup
  • Red chilly                                  - 5 to 6
  • Garlic                                        - 5 to 6
  • Peanuts                                    - 12
  • Sesame seeds                          - 1 tbsp
  • Asafetida                                  - ¼ tsp
  • Butter                                       - 3 tbsp
  • Oil to fry
  • Salt to taste                             
Method:
  1. Wash and soak gram dal, toor dal and moong dal  for 20 mins.
  1. Drain and reserve.
  2. Dry roast fried gram.
  1. Allow to cool and grind it to smooth pwd.
  2. Wash and soak rice for 3 to 4 hrs.
  1. Drain water completely.
  2. Grind it to thick batter by adding red chilly and garlic.


  1. To this ground mixture, add fried gram powder.
  1. Add soaked lentils from step 1.
  1. Add asafetida, salt, sesame seeds, crushed peanuts  and combine well.
  2. Add butter & Knead to smooth dough.


  1. Sprinkle little water , if needed. But the dough should be tight.
  2. Make small balls out of it.
  1. Take a plastic sheet on a flat surface.
  2. Grease it with oil / ghee.
  3. Place a small dough ball on it.
  4. Grease your fingers and gently flatten it to thin round shape.
  1. Heat oil in a wide wok / kadai.
  1. Drop 5 to 6 thattai gently in hot oil.
  1. The oil will bubble and slowly the thattai will come on the surface.
  1. Keep the flame in medium and deep fry to golden brown.
  1. Remove from flame and keep it in kitchen tissue.
  1. Crispy and spicy thattai ready to munch with diwali sweets.
  1. Also it makes a wonderful combo with your hot tea or coffee.
  1. It can be stored in air tight containers for 2 weeks or more.
Other  Diwali Special Snacks :


·       Oma Podi
·       Kara Sev
·       Thenkuzhal
·       Ribbon Pakoda
·       Murukku
·       Kalakala Snack

45 comments:

  1. Crunchy...munchy...looks good and tasty....

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  2. Awesome! Perfect for Diwali.
    A very happy Diwali :)

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  3. I am sure this is awesome with all the wonderful spices. A nice treat for Diwali.

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  4. These are too tempting Jay!!! Happy diwali to u & your family :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. Crispy thattais looks terribly irresistible..

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  6. I too have made this crispy snack this time. But I think yours look really gr8 !

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  7. Not sure I can find all he ingredients but sure will try:).As a snack this seem really delicious;)

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  8. crispy thattai...perfect for diwali!!

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  9. Thattai luks perfectly crisp and delicious.Luv the recipe too.Yumm.

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  10. crunchy crunchy tasty my childhood favourites..

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  11. Crispy and yummy thattais...Wishing you and your family a happy diwali

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  12. I liked this crunchy munchy crispy snack. Love to try this soon for diwali.
    Happy Diwali!!

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  13. love this crispy snacks...wish u a happy diwali!!

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  14. Thanks for your precious time n loving this recipe...!
    A very happy n prosperous diwali to you n your family..:)

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  15. OMG!....Another fantastic recipe for Diwali!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

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  16. Thattai looks so tempting and crispy,advance diwali wishes.

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  17. These look like something my oldest son you absolutely love....he's the spicy eater in my house.

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  18. Jay, you've got us so many lovely Diwali treats! I want more, can't get enough!! Hahaha!

    Luxury Haven

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  19. nicely explained jay. crispy thattais. Flavourful with the addition of garlic

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  20. lovely n delicious one..yummy!!

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  21. These seem nice and spicy! Yum!

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  22. Dear Blogger Friend,Wish U a Warm and Happy Diwali.Enjoy the Festivities with taste-filled delights,Safe and Delicious Memorable Moments - Regards, Christy Gerald

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  23. Thattais look so crispy and crunchy.Happy Diwali dear.

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  24. hi jay, its like a perfedt explaination for a perfect snack. happy diwali to you.. happy cooking foodies for your merry fiesta

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  25. Fried, crunchy and salty? Sounds delectable, Jay!

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  26. delicious looking snack wonderfully done

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  27. Jay, I love thattai and never tried adding garlic to it. Should have tasted so flavorful.

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  28. Crispy and flavorful,delicious snack..

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  29. awesome and crispy mouth watering thattais.

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  30. Yum I LOVE crispy food... this is horrible for my diet though. Thanks for sharing love!

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  31. wonderful and crispy snack..yum..

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  32. Great snack jay! I love it.

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  33. HAPPY DIWALI TO YOU AND TO YOUR LOVED ONES!

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  34. Jay,
    This is my favorite tea-time snack and Mom made the best...I hav'nt tried them out but yours is inspiring me:)

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  35. Simply love the combination of dals in this!

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  36. Yummy thattai jay,happy diwali to u and ur family.

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  37. Love the crispy look of Thattai or chakkalu..

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  38. Looks so crispy, fantastic snack :)

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  39. looks absolutely great dear..Happy Diwali to u n ur family :)

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  40. I've never heard of these...looks great! Nice and crispy!

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  41. looks sooo crispy dear!!!!nice recipe

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